You Got Served: Live third-round analysis

Ted Bartlett evaluates draft-eligible prospects in his spare time, among a number of activities he pursues, including golf, MBA classes, and dating women who are much younger than him.  When his kindergarten teacher told him that he was advanced, what she was saying was that, with minimal effort, he'd be able to do better than "really passionate" people who try their hardest.  He also focuses on the NFL's business and legal environment, offensive and defensive schemes, going off on unrelated tangents, and all 32 teams in the NFL. Follow along as he offers his instant analysis of tonight's NFL Draft.

# Team Player Position
School
Notes
1 Carolina Terrell McClain DT - South Florida Big, strong player who can help toughen up the interior
2 Cincinnati Dontay Moch OLB - Nevada Fast player who tested will in the audition season
3 Denver Nate Irving ILB - NC State Parcells had Irving as the only 1st round caliber ILB in the Draft.  We'll see, but maybe he knows something.
4 Buffalo Kelvin Sheppard ILB - LSU I'm not the biggest fan of the guy, and I've seen him a lot.  He makes a lot of tackles 6 yards downfield.
5 Arizona Rob Housler TE - Florida Atlantic Interesting guy from a minor school.  Housler has good size and speed.
6 Kansas City (CLE) Justin Houston OLB - Georgia I think he's not that much of a playmaker, but I see where the Chiefs wanted to add another quality body outside.
7 Dallas DeMarco Murray RB - Oklahoma This is one of my favorite players in the Draft.  I wonder what this means for Marion Barber.
8 New Orleans (WAS) Martez Wilson ILB - Illinois Wilson is big and fast, but his film isn't as good as his measurables.  I like the pick for New Orleans, and how they play.
9 New England (HOU) Stevan Ridley RB - LSU This is another piece in the RB puzzle for the Patriots.  They continue to handle that position as a collection of varying parts.
10 New England (MIN) Ryan Mallett QB - Arkansas I think this is very interesting, and it makes a lot of sense.  If nothing else, it's a high-talent backup.
11 Seattle (DET) John Moffitt OG - Wisconsin Moffitt is a good interior lineman who can start right away.  Seahawks are focused on helping their line.
12 Jacksonville (SF) Will Rackley OG - Lehigh Rackley is another good OG.  This class has an unusual number of good players that that position.
13 Tennessee Jurrell Casey DT - USC Here goes another YGS Favorite.  I think Casey can start for 10 years in the NFL.
14 St. Louis Austin Pettis WR - Boise State I don't know if this guy can play in the NFL.  At best, he's a possession guy, but I can see him not making it, and being out of the NFL in 2 years.
15 Washington (MIA) Leonard Hankerson WR - Miami Hankerson had a good senior year and audition season, but he was an underachiever early in his career.  Interesting pick with upside.
16 San Francisco (JAX) Chris Culliver CB - South Carolina I think there are better CBs still around like Brandon Burton and Chimdi Chekwa.  Culliver has return skills.
17 Oakland DeMarcus VanDyke CB - Miami Fastest guy on the Hurricanes team, but not a good player yet.  Typical Raiders pick.
18 San Diego Vincent Brown WR - San Diego State This is a slot receiver type from the Chargers' back yard.  He has a chance to be a solid player.
19 NY Giants Jerrel Jernigan WR - Troy The little slot guys keep coming off the board. 
20 Tampa Bay Mason Foster LB - Washington I like the way Foster finds the football, but his movement skills may not be good enough for Tampa-2.
21 Baltimore (PHI) Jah Reid OT - South Florida At a minimum, a backup swing tackle, but he has starter talent with good coaching.
22 Kansas City Allen Bailey DE - Miami Bailey plays with power, but I don't think he's a 3-4 DE.  Weird fit with the Chiefs, to me.
23 Indianapolis Drake Nevis DT - LSU Nevis is a powerful and quick player who is a little undersized.  I think he can play for the Colts.
24 New Orleans Johnny Patrick CB - Louisville Patrick will be a good depth and special teams guy for New Orleans, which loves to stockpile secondary players.
25 San Diego (SEA) Shareece Wright CB - USC I'm not such a fan of this guy, or of San Diego's draft class so far.  That makes me happy, of course.
26 Philadelphia (BAL) Curtis Marsh CB - Utah State Another guy not as good as Brandon Burton.  Seems like we have a run on CBs underway.
27 Atlanta Akeem Dent ILB - Georgia Just A Guy.  I don't see him doing more than being a special teams player.
28 Oakland (NE) Joseph Barksdale OT - LSU Avon's lil' cousin projects as a good backup swing tackle, or possibly a starting RT.
29 Chicago Chris Conte S - California Not a fan.  I think this guy looked like an undrafted free agent in college.
30 NY Jets Kenrick Ellis NT - Hampton This is some serious beef for the Jets' front line.  Ellis is huge and powerful.
31 Pittsburgh Curtis Brown CB - Texas This is a steal late in the third round.  Steelers fill a need.
32 Green Bay Alex Green RB - Hawaii This is overdrafting for Green, with some better players still on the board.
33 Carolina (compensatory) Sione Fua DT - Stanford A rotation body to play inside for the Panthers.  Fua is a solid guy.

 

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